Winter 2016 NYC Youth Programs & Events

Maker Day | Register

Date: November 19th, 12PM-4PM
Location: Mouse Headquarters: 55 Broad Street, 16th Floor, in Downtown Manhattan
Grades: All NYC high school and middle school students.

We are bringing together Maker of all ages under one roof to spend the day building, crafting, and designers with technology. Come create with coders, crafters, 3D designers, whiteBoard artists,gamers, makers, and more from all over NYC.



Date: December 9th, 5:30PM-8PM
Location: 47-01 11th Street Queens, NY 11368
Grades: High School and College Students

Join us at our special evening event, STEM Night: Social Media to Engage in STEM, to learn about the wide range of career opportunities available in social media and how science is communicated through various platforms. 


Hour of Code | Register

Date: December 10th, 11AM-5PM
Location: NYU Corant Institute 251 Mercer Street New York, New York 10012
Ages: 4 to 94

The Hour of code is a global campaign to introduce tens of millions of kids and adults in 180+ countries to one hour of programming during Computer Science Education Week.


Mouse Maker Nights | Register

Date: December 15th, 4PM-6PM
Location: 55 Broad Street, 16th floor, in the Finacial District in Manhattan.
Grades: 9-12

Maker Nights are free monthly open events where High School students are invited to come tinker and play with digital and physical tool and make stuff!


Fall 2016 NYC Youth Programs & Events

PlayTech Saturday | Register

Date: November 12, 2016
Location: 6 E 16th Street (between 5th Avenue and Broadway) 12th floor

Parsons the New School for Design hosts PlayTech Saturday twice a year, and It's always amazing! Come play and engage with new games and interactive multimedia projects from students, faculty and like-minded friends in the industry.


Mouse Maker Night | Register

Date: September 29th,  4pm-6pm
Location: 55 Broad Street, 16th Floor in the Financial District in Manhattan
Ages: High School 

Maker Nights are free monthly open events where High School students are invited to come tinker and play with digital and physical tools and make stuff!


2016 EDUCATION DAY @ Photoville | Register

Date: Thursday, Sept 22
Time: School Day Session: 10am-1:30pm or After School Session: 4pm-6pm
 Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park, DUMBO
Ages: NYC public high school and middle school 

PHOTOVILLE is a Brooklyn-based photo destination, a pop-up village of freight containers transformed into temporary exhibition spaces.  


Nano Hackers Spring 2016 Applications | Register

Location: Manhattan, NY
Ages: Middle School-High School

Nano Hacker Academy will be recruiting recruiting new participants for their Spring 2017 bootcamp classes in the coming weeks! To receive more information, make sure you sign up for their mailing list!


Stem Night Innovation through Technology | Register

Location: New York Hall of Science 47-01 111th St Queens, NY 1136

Ages: High School and College Students

STEM Nights include an open, exploratory session wherein participants engage in hands-on activities related to the field of focus, a panel discussion by professionals in the field, followed by questions from the audience, and then a networking session. Free for high school and college students.



Inspirational Women at M1 Shift Tank 2016

Guest Post: Kaelyn Ha is a CoderDojo NYC student volunteer attending Hunter College High School. She loves to write and has a budding interest in computer science and programming. She attended our first session of Girls First Digital Studio and returned as a teacher assistant for our other sessions.

What is Shift Tank?

On August 27th, women founders and leaders in various industries gathered to discuss social good and their careers as CEOs and founders of organizations. Shift Tank is an invite only idea event built for and executed by M1 speakers and thought leaders. At Shift Tank, participants spoke on the topics of entrepreneurism, venture capitalism and investment, social responsibility, and book publishing, to name just a few. Backgrounds were diverse; some founders of startups that targeted solutions to social justice issues, ranging from preventing human trafficking to bridging the confidence gap, some CEOs, authors, and developers of the next AI innovation.

Do something today that you are afraid of.
— Elana Reinholtz, CEO and founder of Bird & Stone

It was remarkable listening to confident women stand up and speak about their accomplishments--both global and personal. These were women who changed people’s lives by having the courage and drive to speak up and talk about vulnerability, the confidence gap, and the work they do. Their courage and abilities to dominate in a world tailored to men was tremendously inspiring to me. Even if I had initially believed I could achieve as much as these women did, to listen to the work they did, to see all these women founders and CEOs in a world so scarce of them, was truly empowering.

Although most of the attendees were women, the men were no less of leaders in their own industries. Invited as a speaker, one (James Ranson) shared with the group tips on publishing books and myths about being a book author. This talk exposed me to the publishing world, as well as some insight in what being an author really was.

Thank you to Melissa Broadway and other M1 speakers for hosting this event.

Spring 2016 NYC Youth Programs & Events

HackBCA High School Hackathon | Register
Date: April 2nd, 12pm - April 3rd, 4pm
Location: Bergen County Academies, Hackensack, NJ.
Ages: High School

hackBCA III is the third annual hackathon hosted at the Bergen County Academies high school in Hackensack, New Jersey. Created and planned solely by students, hackBCA is open to all high school students who are interested in exploring computer science.

Who's the next STEAM Dream Team? | Register
Date: March 19, 2016, 10am-3pm
Location: NYU Tandon School of Engineering, 5 Metrotech Roadway, Brooklyn, NY
Ages: 8-12th graders

Delta Rho Omega, in conjunction with New York University Tandon School of Engineering and the Ivy Rose Foundation, Incorporated, will be hosting a Youth Summit on Saturday, March 19, 2016, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

The Summit will be held at New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering. The theme for the youth summit is, “Who’s The Next STEAM Dream Team?”The summit consists of workshops and competition, focusing on Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics (STEAM) for students. We will also provide specialized workshops for the parents in attendance."

Date: Every Friday in January (except January 22) and February, 6 pm–8pm
Location: New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, at Richard Gilder Way (77th Street), New York, NY 10024
Ages: All Ages

Building on the games and technologies on display in our groundbreaking exhibition Silicon City, parents and children learn how to code in interactive workshops during our Pay-as-you-wish Friday evenings. In this drop-in lab, visitors will learn how to animate a simple cartoon using a coding program for beginners called “Scratch.” Educators will also be on hand in the exhibition gallery to explain how technology has evolved in New York City. Coding workshops are provided by

DefHacks | Register
Date: April 16-17th
Location: Manhattan
Ages: High School Students

Are you a high school student who wants to test their coding skills? Want to show off what you know? Want to learn, code, and have the chance to get free swag and maybe win an award?

QueensHack | Register
Date: April 23rd-24th, 3pm
Location: Queens
Ages: High School and Undergraduate College Students

QueensHack is the first student-run hackathon in Queens, NY, led by a group of dedicated high school and college students striving to promote an interest in computer science. Over the course of 24-hours, participants will create awesome projects and showcase their creativity. Beginners and experts alike will have the opportunity to work together to improve their skills and impress the judges.

Brooklyn Youth Media Festival | Register

Date: May 25, 2016
Location: BRIC House (647 Fulton @ Rockwell Place)
Deadline: April 14, 2016
Ages: Under 21

Calling Aspiring Filmmakers and Animators:
We are excited to announce that BRIC is presenting its 3rd annual Brooklyn Youth Media Festival!

Concrete Stories is focused on unique stories made by youth under 21, that have been overlooked. Submissions can include but are not limited to short films, documentaries, music videos and animations.

This is a chance to have your work showcased at BRIC House, one of the leading presenters of free cultural programming in New York City, alongside other Brooklyn media makers.

Submissions will be accepted online at through April 14, 2016.

Fall 2015 NYC Youth Programs & Events

The Coding Space Open Workshop & Open HouseRegister
Date: October 24th
Location: Regis High School - 55 E 84th St. Room 503 . New York, NY 10028

This will be an amazing opportunity for both kids and parents to come and learn to code together.

Please feel free to stop by anytime and either stay for learning to code or just come and see what it is all about and ask any questions you might have about the program.

The Rap Research Lab | Register
Dates: Tuesdays & Thursdays 4-6pm
Where: Eyebeam @ Industry City, Sunset Park, 34 35th Street, 5th Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11232

Ever wonder who the best rapper ever is? Who used the phrase 'On Fleek' first? Who rap's favorite basketball player is? Which sneaker is more hip-hop: Adidas or Nike?

The Rap Research Lab is a studio for teens to explore art, data visualization, graphic design and the stats behind Beats, Rhymes & Life in a creative environment. Free snacks and MetroCards

No previous art or technology experience needed!

After School Robotics | Website 
When: After school
Where: 69 Richardson Street, Brooklyn, 11211

adfab:ED is organizing an after-school robotics club in collaboration with Martel Design and Fabrication, based around the FIRST Tech Challenge. FTC is a widely accessible robotics program for grades 7 through 12 that promotes project-based learning. Using a proven formula to engage student interest in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). The club will support a Team to collaboratively build a robot using the Tetrix system and compete in challenges among other regional teams in the FIRST tournaments.